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Early Voting in Indiana

Indiana's primary election is just a few weeks away, but voters can start casting their ballots Tuesday.

If voting in person at a polling location, voters must present a government issued ID. If mailing in an absentee ballot, voters must meet qualifications set by the Indiana Election Division.

Election officials anticipate a lot of early voters.

Voters have until May 2 by noon to cast early votes.

Questions can be directed to local county clerk offices.

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3-car pile-up after high-speed chase

A high speed chase on Illinois Route 1 in Vermilion County Tuesday ended in a crash. Two police squad cars were wrecked.

Westville police responded to reports of a reckless driver southbound near Westville. That was at about 2:30 pm. Police reported speeds u tp 100 mph.

An unidentified female driver would not stop for police. She continued south into Georgetown, running into police vehicles from Georgetown and Westville.

No one was injured. The driver was in custody and police reported she will undergo a psychiatric evaluation. The case is being reviewed by the state attorney's office.

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Kankakee County finances shows ‘slow progress’

A property tax increase, approved in committee (Tuesday) is expected to generate up to $800,000 to help the bottom line in Kankakee County government.

Finance committee Chairman Mike LeGesse tells WGFA's Rob West it's slow progress, but it's movement in a positive direction."

LeGesse said there was a decrease of about $6-million in revenues, between 2014 to 2016. And, $7.6 million has been cut.

The county has 21 less employees over the last year.

The County Board Finance committee got a final look at the 2015 fiscal year. The end balance was listed as a $4.8 million loss. There were over $2-million dollars in unpaid bills.

Besides the property tax hike, the Zoning Wind Ordinance was changed, allowing for a 10-year corporate guarantee instead of a surety bond. It covers the cost of decommissioning wind turbines and provides a one-time payment of $300,000.

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Windy, wet, warmer Wednesday forecast

Forecasters at the National Weather Service say strong winds ahead of a cold front will help bring some warmer air into the area Wednesday.

High temperatures will near 60 degrees. That's about ten degrees warmer than the last several days.

The front will also bring rain to central Illinois. Showers are expected to arrive early Wednesday morning. Showers will persist through Wednesday with a few thunderstorms possible. Rain totals are anticipated to range from .25" to .75" and severe weather is not expected.

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Jasper County: Camper fire kills man

Sheriff's Police in Jasper County, Indiana believe an accidental fire in a camper killed a man Monday night.

Emergency crews responded to a camping trailer engulfed in flames about 11:30 pm just south of Parr, Indiana.

The entire structure was destroyed in less than 10 minutes. Investigators found the remains of 55-year-old of Frank Coffer.

Investigators report they think the fire was caused by either a malfunctioning heater or a small wood stove that had recently been installed in the camper.

Family members said Coffer had lived in the camper on their property since July 2015. He was on oxygen and had mobility issues.

The State Fire Marshal's Office is continuing to investigate the cause of the fire.

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